New stuff (CDs / vinyl)

Laurie Berkner“Laurie Berkner Lullabies” (Hear here; MP3)(Two Tomatoes / Razor & Tie)
Black Label Society“Catacombs of the Black Vatican” (their first album since 2009; Hear here; Deluxe edition; MP3)(eOne Music)
Carlene Carter“Carter Girl” (songs cover three generations of Carter Family music; guests: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Elizabeth Cook, etc.; her first album since 2008; Hear here; MP3)(Rounder)
Colourmusic (Stillwater, Okla.-based experimental rockers)“May You Marry Rich” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Memphis Industries)
Denney and the Jets“Mexican Coke” (producers: Andrija Tokic, Clear Plastic Masks; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Burger / Limited Fanfare)
Delain (Dutch symphonic metallers)“The Human Contradiction” (Hear here; MP3)(Napalm)
James Durbin (“American Idol” season 10 finalist)“Celebrate” (first single: “Parachute”; Hear here; MP3)(Wind-up)
EMA (South Dakota singer-songwriter Erika M. Anderson)“The Future’s Void” (first single: “Satellites”; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Matador)
The Faint“Doom Abuse” (first single: “Help in the Head”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(SQE Music)
For the Fallen Dreams (Detroit hardcore band)“Heavy Hearts” (Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Rise)
John Frusciante (of Red Hot Chili Peppers)“Enclosure” (producer: Frusciante; Hear here; Vinyl)(Record Collection)
Greyhounds (Austin-based duo)“Accumulator” (first single: “What’s on Your Mind”; Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Ardent Music)
Highasakite (Norwegian quintet)“Silent Treatment” (first single: “Since Last Wednesday”; Hear here; See here; Vinyl; MP3)(Propeller Recordings)
Eric Hutchinson“Pure Fiction” (first single: “Tell the World”; Hear here; See here; Read here)(Let’s Break Records / Kobalt)
Chuck Inglish (of The Cool Kids)“Convertibles” (producers: Inglish, Mike Einziger; guests: Mac Miller, Chromeo, Chance the Rapper, Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Cool Kids bandmate Sir Michael Rocks, etc.; Hear here; See here; MP3)(Federal Prism / Sounds Like Fun)
Wilko Johnson / Roger Daltrey“Going Back Home” (the former Dr. Feelgood guitarist teams with The Who singer on 11 Johnson originals and a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window”; Hear here; See here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Chess / Hip-O)
Martina McBride“Everlasting” (covers album; producer: Don Was; guests: Gavin DeGraw, Kelly Clarkson; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Vinyl Recordings / Kobalt Label Services)
MercyMe“Welcome to the New” (producers: David Garcia, Ben Glover; first single: “Shake”; Hear here; Read here; MP3)(Fair Trade Services)
Nostalghia (post-apocalyptic gypsy punk band)“Chrysalis” (first single: “You + I”; Hear here; MP3)(110 Records / INgrooves)
Joan Osborne“Love and Hate” (producers: Osborne, Jack Petruzzelli; new single: “Thirsty for My Tears”; Hear here; MP3)(eOne Music)
Patton Oswalt“Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time [CD/DVD]” (See here; MP3)(Comedy Central)
Ratking (NYC hip-hop crew)“So It Goes” (guests: King Krule, Wavy Spice, Salomon Faye; first single: “Canal”; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3)(Hot Charity / XL Recordings)
Squarepusher x Z-Machines“Music for Robots” (five-song EP; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl; MP3)(Warp)
Todd Terje (Norwegian DJ-producer)“It’s Album Time” (guest: Bryan Ferry; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3, with a bonus track)(Olsen)

More Releases for the Week of April 8, 2014

New stuff (MP3s)

Ronaldo Capetti“H.I.T.S – Hottest in the Streets [MP3]” (first single: “R.O.L.L.A.”; Hear here)(Capetti Music, April 9)
Dead Fame (Richmond, Va., post-punk group)“Vicious Design [MP3]” (seven-song EP; Hear here; Read here)(Human)
Duologue (London quintet)“Memex [MP3]” (four-song EP; Hear here)(Killing Moon / Wild Game)
Froskull (prog-rock band)“Froskull [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Groovestand Compendium, April 10)
GrandEvolution (alt-pop/rock quartet from Worchester, Mass.)“Hopes and Dreams [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(iamspyder)
Incan Abraham (L.A. quartet)“Tolerance [MP3]” (producer: Lewis Pesacov; first single: “Concorde”; Hear here; Vinyl)(White Iris)
Emm Gryner (three-time Juno Award nominee and former backup vocalist for David Bowie)“Torrential [MP3]” (producer: Joe Corcoran; guest: Chris Hadfield; first single: “Pioneer”; Hear here)(Dead Daisy)
The Living Statues (Milwaukee rock trio)“Knockin’ [MP3]” (five-song EP; Hear here)(A-Side Worldwide)
PUP (Canadian punk-rock band)“PUP [MP3]” (producer: Dave Schiffman; first single: “Reservoir”; Hear here; Vinyl)(SideOneDummy)
Shades of Fame“Staying Away [MP3]” (guest: Blind Melon’s Brad Smith; ReverbNation)(Shades of Fame, April 7)
Spectators (indie space dance-funk quintet from Batavia, Ill.)“Paranoia [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Spectators, April 5)
Joshua Sterling“Rise in Love [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Joshua Sterling)
Mac Steven“When It All Falls Down [MP3]” (first single; ReverbNation)(MSW Media)
Xavier Toscano“Feels So Good [MP3]” (ReverbNation)(Xavier Toscano)

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

ABBA“Waterloo (Deluxe Edition)” (1974 album; remastered, with eight bonus tracks, and a DVD of rare and previously unseen TV footage; Read here; MP3)(U.K. – Universal, April 7)
Ann-Margret“And Here She Is Again 1961-1962” (two CDs, 49 songs; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Jasmine, April 11)
Bobby Freeman“Do You Want To Dance? The Best of 1956-1961” (two CDs, 38 songs; Read here)(U.K. – Jasmine, April 11)
Groovie Ghoulies“Flying Saucer Rock-N-Roll!” (a reissue of the first three Groovie Ghoulies 7-inches from the mid-1980s, with three bonus tracks; Vinyl; MP3)(Green Door Recording Co. / Eccentric Pop)
Emmylou Harris“Wrecking Ball: Deluxe Edition” (1995 album; remastered, with a second CD of previously unreleased material and a DVD containing the documentary “Building the Wrecking Ball”)(Nonesuch)
Wilbert Harrison“Gonna Tell You a Story: Complete Singles As & Bs 1953-1962” (two CDs, 40 songs; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Jasmine, April 11)
The Hues Corporation“Freedom For the Stallion (Expanded Edition)” (1973 album; remastered, with two bonus tracks; See here; Read here)(U.K. – Big Break, April 7)
Dick Hyman and His Orchestra“Provocative Piano I & II” (1960, 1961 albums on one CD; remastered; 24 tracks; Read here; MP3)(Sepia)
Chaka Khan“Chaka (35th Anniversary Edition)” (1978 album; remastered; Read here)(U.K. – Big Break, April 7)
Evelyn “Champagne” King“Action: The Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King’ Anthology (The RCA Years 1977-1985)”(U.K. – Big Break, April 7)
Little Eva & Her Girlfriends (feat. Carole King, The Cookies and The Ronettes)“Doin’ the Locomotion” (25 tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Jasmine, April 11)
Mike + The Mechanics“Living Years: Deluxe Edition” (1988 album; remastered, with a second CD containing 10 live recordings from 1989 and a new recording of “The Living Years,” plus a 24-page booklet; Read here)(Rhino / Atlantic)
Tony Orlando“Bless You” (his 1961 debut album, “Bless You and Eleven Other Great Hits,” with five bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here)(U.K. – Jasmine, April 11)
Linda Ronstadt“Duets” (15-song collection of duets with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Aaron Neville, Frank Sinatra, James Ingram, etc.; Read here; MP3)(Rhino)
Phoebe Snow“Phoebe Snow [Hybrid Stereo SACD]” (1974 album; special mastering by Cohearent Audio‘s Kevin Gray; Read here)(Analogue Productions)
Ray Stevens“Ahab, Jeremiah, Sgt. Preston and More … The Early Ray Stevens” (31 tracks; Read here)(U.K. – Jasmine, April 11)
Chip Taylor“Gasoline” (1971 album; remastered; includes his original version of “Angel of the Morning”; Hear here)(U.K. – Retroworld / Floating World, April 7)
Various artists“Bubbling Under Volume 2” (32 tracks that reached Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” chart from 1961-67; Read here)(Rare Rockin’)
Various artists“Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Pop and Classic R&B” (two CDs, 32 songs)(Shout! Factory)

More Releases for the Week of April 8, 2014

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist:Title:Label/Due date:
Amazing Rhythm Aces“Stacked Deck [MP3]” (1975 album; includes “Third Rate Romance”), “Too Stuffed to Jump [MP3]” (1976 album)(Columbia / Legacy)
Artful Dodger“Artful Dodger [MP3]” (1975 album)(Columbia / Legacy)
Big Mountain“Unity [MP3]” (1994 album), “Free Up [MP3]” (1997 album)(Rhino / Warner)
Blood, Sweat & Tears“The Essential Blood, Sweat & Tears [MP3]” (32 songs)(Columbia / Legacy)
Car Crash Set“No Accident [MP3]” (1984 album; Hear here)(R.D.E.G., April 7)
Johnny Cash“Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town [MP3]” (1987 album), “Boom Chicka Boom [MP3]” (1990 album)(Mercury Nashville / UMe)
Comateens“Deal With It [MP3]” (1984 album; See here)(R.D.E.G., April 7)
The Cranberries“To the Faithful Departed [MP3]” (1996 album)(Island / UMe)
Fishbone“The Essential Fishbone [MP3]” (36 songs)(Columbia / Legacy)
Dan Fogelberg“The Essential Dan Fogelberg [MP3]” (28 songs)(Epic / Legacy)
Force M.D.’s“Love Letters [MP3]” (1983 album), “Touch and Go [MP3]” (1987 album), “Step to Me [MP3]” (1990 album), “For Lovers and Others: Force M.D.’s Greatest Hits [MP3]” (1992 compilation), “Let Me Love You: The Greatest Hits [MP3]” (17 songs)(Rhino)
Sam Kinison“Louder Than Hell [MP3]” (1986 album), “Have You Seen Me Lately? [MP3]” (1988 album), “Leader of the Banned [MP3]” (1990 album)(Rhino / Warner)
Lake“No Time for Heroes [MP3]” (1984 album; Hear here)(R.D.E.G., April 7)
The Mobiles“Mobiles [MP3]” (1982 album)(R.D.E.G., April 7)
Bonnie Pointer“If the Price Is Right: Expanded Edition [MP3]” (1984 album; with nine bonus tracks)(Columbia / Legacy)
Matthew Sweet“The Essential Matthew Sweet [MP3]” (33 tracks)(Volcano / Legacy)
Tears For Fears“Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits 82-92) [MP3]” (1992 compilation; 23 tracks)(Mercury / UMe)
Village People“Village People [MP3]” (1977 album), “Go West [MP3]” (1979 album)(Mercury / UMe)
Bob Welch“Bob Welch [MP3]” (1981 album), “Eye Contact [MP3]” (1983 album; with three bonus tracks)(RCA / Legacy)
Widespread Panic“The Essential Widespread Panic [MP3]” (28 tracks)(Volcano / Legacy)
Bobby Womack“Pieces [MP3]” (1978 album)(Columbia / Legacy)

DVD / Blu-ray

Justin Bieber“Justin Bieber’s Believe [DVD]” (2013 concert film biopic; See here; Blu-ray + DVD)(Universal Studios)
Bobby Darin“The Bobby Darin Show [DVD]” (three discs; his 1973 NBC variety show featured guest appearances by Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Nancy Sinatra, etc.; he died later that same year; See here; Read here)(MPI)
Doris Day, Frank Sinatra“Young At Heart [DVD]” (1954 film; See here; Blu-ray)(Olive Films)
Audrey Hepburn“Sabrina [Blu-ray]” (1954 film; music by Frederick Hollander; See here), “Funny Face [Blu-ray]” (1957 film; music by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin; See here)(Paramount)
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, et al“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [DVD]” (2013 film; two discs; Blu-ray + DVD; Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD; Combo Pack with limited-edition book ends)(New Line Home Video)
Graham Parker“Don’t Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour [DVD]” (BBC Four documentary, directed by Michael Gramaglia, includes interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Nick Lowe and Parker himself; Read here)(Virgil Films and Entertainment)
Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kevin Hart“Grudge Match [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Warner Home Video)
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts“August: Osage County [DVD]” (2013 film; Blu-ray + DVD)(Anchor Bay)

More DVD/Blu-ray Releases for the Week of April 8, 2014

Music books

Subject/ Author(s):Title:Publisher/Due date:
Leonard Cohen“A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen [Kindle]” (author: Liel Leibovitz; Hardcover)(W.W. Norton & Company, April 7)
Elizabeth Lunday“Secret Lives of Great Composers: What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World’s Musical Masters [Kindle]” (Paperback)(Quirk Books)
Bob Marley“Bob Marley: The Untold Story [Kindle]” (author: Chris Salewicz; Hardcover)(Faber & Faber)
Joe Satriani“Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir [Kindle]” (co-author: Jake Brown; Hardcover)(BenBella Books)
Paul Stanley (of KISS)“Face the Music: A Life Exposed [Hardcover]” (Kindle)(HarperOne)

More Book Releases for the Week of April 8, 2014

Next week: April 15, 2014

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